Friday, November 30, 2012

Project Day: Fabric Wreath

This weeks project features a very easy way to make a beautiful Christmas Wreath.
What you need:
Cut your fabric into strips about 3.5cm wide and 25cm in length. Don't be exact with your cutting and let the fabric fray as it adds to the rustic effect of the wreath.
Make a circle with the wire, joining the ends firmly together with some masking tape.
Tie your strips of fabric to the wire circle using a half knot. Alternate the designs as you go. Once you get to the end simply fluff all of the fabric in place.
Have a great Weekend.

Monday, November 26, 2012

What A Day.

 Yesterday the weather was picture perfect and certainly too good to work. We took a break from cutting and packing fabric to enjoy the bay and couldn't resist sharing this shot with you. 
Happy Monday

Friday, November 23, 2012

Project Day: Fabric Jar Covers

This weeks project features a simple yet beautiful way to package home baked (or store bought) Christmas gifts.
What you need:
Cut your fabric into a square about 6cm larger than the diameter of the jar.
Stretch your elastic trim around the top of the jar. Make sure it is firm then sew the ends together.
Place your fabric square over the jar and use the Ruffle Trim to hold it in place.

Have a great weekend.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Behind The Scenes.

Last week we updated our Fabric Traders homepage. This is a behind the scenes shot of Simone doing what she does best, styling and photographing the fantastic picture.
Take a look at the final product. We love it.
Happy Monday.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Project Day: Fabric Christmas Bauble.

Running with our Christmas theme, this weeks project features a lovely hanging ornament.
What you need:

Cut your fabric into a square large enough to cover the ball you have chosen. Simply wrap the fabric around the ball and bunch it at the top. Tie your ribbon in a bow to hold it in place then trim off the excess fabric.
Next attach some ribbon to the top. If you have used an old ornament you may be lucky enough to have a loop to tie it to. If not just use your glue gun.
We finished our ball off by gluing on one of our beautiful buttons.
Have a great weekend.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Caribbean, By The Pool.

Take a look at some of our stunning new arrivals in our Indoor/Outdoor range.
These fabrics can take hundreds of hours of direct sunlight without fading and are mildew and stain resistant.
Clockwise from the top:
Happy Monday

Friday, November 9, 2012

Project Day: Ruffle Christmas Tree

It's that time of the year again. This weeks project features a gorgeous Christmas tree alternative.
What you need:
Cut your fabric into strips approx 4cm wide using the pinking scissors on the outer edge. Use your sewing machine (set to a long stitch) to gather the inner edge to create the ruffle.
Glue each gathered strip of fabric alternately up the tree.
Insert the piece of dowel or pipe into the bottom of the Styrofoam cone then glue in place. We used white stones to hold our tree upright in the pot.
Finish off with your favourite Christmas decoration.
Have a great weekend.


Monday, November 5, 2012

A Shabby Offcut Bespoke Lampshade $69.95

 We are selling this beautiful one off, handmade lampshade using fabric offcuts for $69.95.

Most of these fabrics are still available from our fabulous range including the pink pom pom trim.

Happy Monday

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Project Day: Green Theme Table Scape

This weeks project features a beautiful yet simple way to decorate a table for any occasion.

What you need:

Make your gingham tablecloth by either hemming or pinking the edges.
Tie the ribbon around your jar.
Place your flowers behind the bow and insert your tealight.
Have a great weekend


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